Born and raised a few steps from the sea in Mauritius, Philippe A. Ducler des Rauches has always been surrounded by the tourism industry. After graduating from high school (Baccalaureat) he decided to leave his paradise to undertake an advanced English course in Oxford. He then chose to return home to start a degree in International Hospitality Management at Vatel Business School. During his degree Philippe worked in various establishments such as The Maritim Hotel, Club Med at La Pointe aux Canonniers, Hospitality Plus and the Vatel restaurant in Lyon where he made a one year exchange during his degree. Through these different hotels and companies he had the opportunity to touch all the different aspects of the hotel business. Guest relations proved to be his favourite aspect. Interacting with clients and meeting new people was exactly why he chose the tourism industry as a career.
Through his experience in the hotel industry, and whilst witnessing the new development happening in the sector locally with the repeated demand for the rental of private villas, he opted to specialize in the private accommodation sector. Hence, he created the business Villas sur Mer Ltd. He also witnessed that there was a lack of quality and human touch within this niche. His goals were and indeed are to create the most peaceful and relaxing holiday for his clients through a selection of different services, allowing the client to simply worry about boarding the plane in the knowledge that all other arrangements have been carefully taken care of by him. As a result of this he has a carefully focused portfolio allowing him to focus on the quality of his service.
When he is not taking care of his guests, he travels with the aim of discovering new cultures and development in the luxury hotel sector thus allowing him to bring back the very best ideas and services from around the world.